U.S. safety regulators are conducting a preliminary probe into consumer complaints of side door fires in Toyota Camrys, Camry Solaras and RAV 4s. However, no recall has been issued at this time. Over 800,000 vehicles affected The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 830,000 2007 model year Toyota Camry sedans, Camry Solara coupes and Read on! →


At a time when environmental consciousness, green automotive technologies and fuel efficiency are paramount, Swedish automaker Volvo is paring back engines across its lineup. According to WardsAuto, Volvo’s new engine strategy will be to only produce four cylinder engines for use across its lineup of vehicles. Four cylinders for fuel efficiency Six years ago, Volvo Read on! →


Former president and Texan icon Lyndon Baines Johnson’s personal convertible 1964 Lincoln Continental is going to the auction block. The sale should attract car enthusiasts as well as history buffs. Drove car on his ranch, top down Johnson, America’s 36th President, served between 1963 and 1969. He assumed office after the assassination of John F. Read on! →


Chrysler is looking to develop an in-house financing arm, reports Reuters. Chrysler Group LLC is currently in negotiations with various banks to create a financing joint venture that would serve to increase sales momentum. Sources indicate that a partnership would resemble the working relationship between Chrysler majority owner Fiat SpA and Credit Agricole SA. Chrysler Read on! →


Ford Motor Company announced several boardroom changes Thursday, following Wednesday’s board meeting. One of the newly appointed board members is a former Republican presidential candidate. Board changes and additions Ford’s President and CEO Alan Mulally announced in a teleconference Thursday the April 1 retirement of both CFO Lewis Booth and Derrick Kuzak, the automaker’s Group Read on! →


With apologies to supermodel Adriana Lima, the real magic viewers of the Kia Super Bowl commercial got to see was of the automotive variety. The new high-end Kia Optima Limited sedan should prove to be a flagship model for the South Korean automaker, reports indicate. Kia Optima Limited hangs with Lima, Mötley Crüe Millions of Read on! →


The German automotive magazine Auto Bild reported earlier this week that the new Ferrari flagship super car, dubbed the F 620 GT, will make its world debut in March at the international auto show in Geneva, Switzerland. The new sports car is the next-generation successor to the high-end 599 GBT Fiorano. Ferrari: Codename F 152 Read on! →


Acura introduced its second generation RDX crossover, the 2013 Acura RDX, at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, and the automotive press salivated over the completely redone engine, transmission and extremely responsive all-wheel-drive system. The luxury SUV will be produced at Acura’s East Liberty, Ohio, plant. Pricing will be released closer to the RDX’s spring on-sale Read on! →


The Chicago Auto Show has traditionally been considered more of a consumer show than an industry one. As such, it attracts fewer debuts and industry buzz than the Detroit show. However, it has steadily grown in attendance and, consequently, more automakers are taking the opportunity to show consumers new vehicles. Largest attendance, largest venue The show Read on! →


Several years ago, Jaguar showed off a concept supercar called the C-X75, which used electric motors and range-extending gas turbines to drive the wheels. Last year, Jaguar confirmed it for production and recently announced some models would still get turbine engines. Jaguar making supercars again Jaguar made one of the all-time great supercars, the XJ220 Read on! →